G.W. GRAHAM 34 at SAMUEL ROBERTSON 7
MAPLE RIDGE — Grade 10 receiver Logan Buchwitz did it all.
The Grizzlies’ young standout had three receptions for 109 yards, five carries for 49 yards, and four total touchdowns in a memorable Friday night contest.
On defense Buchwitz added an interception, fumble recovery and led all defenders with eight tackles as G.W. Graham (3-5, 1-2) beat the host Titans (2-4, 0-3).
“At the start of the season he wasn’t even sure if he would play up in our varsity games and now he is playing MVP quality football,” noted Grizzlies’ head coach Laurie Smith. “He is going places.”
The Grizzlies bounced back from a 58-7 shelling at the hands of the Langley Saints two weekends ago in dominating fashion.
The teams were tied 7-7 going into halftime, but over the final two quarters it was all Buchwitz as he scored all four Grizzlies’ touchdowns.
Running back Jaiden Claassen added 101 yards on the ground on 16 carrie. Colby Bessette and Grayson Frick shared the duties at quarterback and the Grizzlies had 175 yards total through the air.
On defence, Aiden Shardlow had five tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery and Cooper Middleton four tackles plus a sack and 29-yard fumble return.
With the win, the Grizzlies travel to Prince George to take on Kelly Road in the first round of the playoffs next Saturday.